An Fiach Dubh 2021 – Irish Language Poetry Competition

Open to national and international writers of poetry in the Irish language, An Fiach Dubh poetry award is a new and exciting addition to the Fingal Poetry Festival due to take place from September 16th – 19th 2021. An Fiach Dubh – Irish Poetry Competition is kindly sponsored by Country Crest.

The winner of An Fiach Dubh will receive €500, with awards of €300 and  €200 for 2nd and 3rd place.  Entries open on May 1st and will close at midnight on June 30th. Judge/Moltóir in this inaugural year is esteemed poet and writer Aifric Mac Aodha.  

We look forward to receiving your entries and very much hope to be able to meet you in Skerries at the festival in September.  If Covid-19 restrictions are still in place at that time however, we will be running an alternative, online version of events, including the awards ceremony. Please keep checking our website for updates. 

In these difficult, uncertain times, when we find ourselves turning towards all that sustains us inwardly, poetry has never been so essential.

Aifric Mac Aodha

Tá Aifric Mac Aodha ag obair ina heagarthóir Gaeilge le Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly agus gorse. D’fhoilsigh An Sagart an chéad chnuasach filíochta léi, Gabháil Syrinx, sa bhliain 2010. Cuireadh dánta dá cuid i gcló ar irisí éagsúla, POETRY Young Irish Poets ina measc. Aistríodh a saothar go teangacha éagsúla, an Fhraincis, an Ghearmáinis, an Iodáilis, an Spáinnis agus an tSeicis san áireamh. Bhronn An Chomhairle Ealaíon mórchuid sparánachtaí uirthi. Is é Foreign News (The Gallery Press, 2016) an cnuasach is déanaí léi. Tá cónaí uirthi i mBaile Átha Cliath, áit a bhfuil sí ag obair ina heagarthóir cúnta leis an nGúm.

Aifric Mac Aodha is the Irish-language poetry editor of Poetry Ireland Review, gorse and The Stinging Fly. Her first poetry collection, Gabháil Syrinx (The Taking of Syrinx), was published by An Sagart in 2010 and her poetry has been published in various magazines and journals, including POETRY Young Irish Poets. Her work has been translated to many languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Czech. She has been awarded several bursaries by The Arts Council. Her latest collection, Foreign News, with translations by David Wheatley, was published by The Gallery Press in 2017. She lives in Dublin where she now works for the Irish-language publisher, An Gúm.

Opening for entries on May 1st.

See here for details.

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